The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson. from the London Ed., Revised and Corrected

The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, with Samuel Johnson. from the London Ed., Revised and Corrected

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...and, at night, all the operation of brewing, so very clearly, that Mr. M'Queen said, when he heard the first, he thought he had been bred in the Mint; when he heard the second, that he had been bred a brewer. I was elated by the thought of having been able to entice such a man to this remote part of the world. A ludicrous, yet just, image presented itself to my mind, which I expressed to the company. I compared myself to a dog who has got hold of a large piece of meat, and runs away with it to a corner, where he may devour it in peace, without any fear of others taking it from him. " In London, Reynolds, Beauclerk, and all of them, are contending who shall enjoy Dr. Johnson's conversation. We are feasting upon it, undisturbed, at Dunvegan." It was still a storm of wind and rain. Dr. Johnson however walked out with M'Leod, and saw Rorie More's cascade in full perfection. Colonel M'Leod, instead of being all life and gaiety, as I have seen him, was at present grave, and somewhat depressed by his anxious concern about M'Leod's affairs, and by finding some gentlemen of the clan by no means disposed to act a generous or affectionate part to their Chief in his distress, but bargaining with him as with a stranger. However, he was agreeable and polite, and Dr. Johnson said, he was a very pleasing man.--My fellow-traveller and I talked of going to Sweden; and, while we were settling our plan, I expressed a pleasure in the prospect of seeing the king.--Johnson. " I doubt, sir, if he would speak to us."--Colonel M'Leod said, " I am sure Mr. Boswell would speak to him." But, seeing me a little disconcerted by his remark, he politely added, " and with great propriety."--Here let me offer a short defence of that propensity in my disposition, to which this...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662121
  • 9781236662125